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25 March, 2015

FODMAPs

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For those of you dealing with symptoms associated with gas, bloating and/or irregular stool patterns, there is finally some promising advice that may help you out. 

The low FODMAP diet has helped us to understand that certain foods- short chained carbohydrates to be exact- may be poorly digested and malabsorbed in our gastrointestinal tract, often resulting in these painful symptoms. Cutting them out of our diet can significantly improve symptoms and provide some relief. 
It is important to realize, however, that this is a temporary diet- a trial to see which foods are bothersome to you. The goal is to eat as liberal as possible without having significant symptoms. It is always a good idea to check in with your doctor regarding issues such as these. 
The FODMAP categories include lactose (milk and milk products), fructose (certain fruits, honey, high fructose corn syrup), fructans (wheat, garlic, onions),  galacto-oligosaccharides (beans) and polyols (mushrooms, sugar alcohols ending in -ol). Not everyone is sensitive to all of these categories. Doing a formal elimination of these with a reintroduction of each category one at a time can help you better learn which categories need to be limited in the future. 
Our colleague, Kate Scarlata had an excellent website with great information and recipes. Check it out! Katescarlata.com
We decided to dedicate a cooking class to low FODMAP recipes. If you have already tried this diet or are interested in how it may help you, come join us June 12th!  

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  • October 16, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Hello: My Doctor recommended I look at the FODMAP diet after I had a cpconoslooy this week which was normal; I had tried no dairy for two weeks prior but still had stomach issues during that time. I’m having a hard time pinpointing trigger foods I see peanut butter on the list, but I think that’s a bad one for me when I ate it on wheat bread, it didn’t go well; when I ate it on an english muffin, it seemed to be okay, but the past few times, it caused major stomach upset, like yesterday. I had a honey and oat granola bar also and a strawberry-banana fruit smoothie (pre-packaged) I know it has pear juice added. Also, I had kashi berry crumble cereal, orange juice, and a turkey (pre-packaged) sandwich with lettuce and tomato on english muffin with a pickle the day before and had issues, but moderate. I’m not sure if it’s the bread or toppings i’m using? I can eat regular pasta with no problem, and other kashi cereals too. I see Tuna on one of the snacks but the last few times I’ve had it I had issues; again, it was on wheat bread. I’m confused; I’m not sure if I’m sensitive to certain foods or just sensitive at particular times regardless.

    • WTG
      November 24, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      Hi Shreyas sorry for the delay we get so much spam through our site. Have you had any luck resolving this?

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